Oil Monitoring Articles

  • New Oil Analysis Handbook

    Third edition contains more How To articles and more case studies It has been more than two years since we published the first edition of the Oil Analysis Handbook. Our original goal was to compile a ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Spectro Scientific`s Third Edition Of The Oil Analysis Handbook

    It has been over two years since the publication of the first edition of Spectro Scientific’s In-Service Oil Analysis Handbook. Our goal was to compile a comprehensive reference book of common in-service oil analysis techniques to help readers understand and choose the right technique and instrumentation for their needs. In-service oil analysis for condition based maintenance covers a wide ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Ferrography Made Easy With The FerroCheck 2000

    The measurement and trending of abnormal ferrous wear debris in machinery lubrication oils is arguably the most significant indicator of machinery health and a key predictor of catastrophic machinery failure. There are several methods available to measure the ferrous content of lubrication oil. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Case study - Veolia MPPE Technology - TOTAL F 15A Offshore - NL

    Offshore Gas Produced Water treatment-Unmanned Operation Operational since 2002 Robust against salt, surfactants, Corrosion inhibitors Fulfilling TOTAL’s environmental goal beyond present legal requirements Challenge Unmanned operation Remote control Practically no space on existing ...

  • On-site Oil Analysis to extend oil drain intervals

    Fleets demonstrate ROI on do it yourself oil analysis “If the oil is good, why would you change it?” Gary Lentsch, CAFM, fleet manager for Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB), asked ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Introducing the Knowledge Center

    Want to learn more about analyzing critical fluids like lubrication oil? Check out our NEW Knowledge Center.   Our mission at Spectro Scientific is to enable our customers to always make ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Case study - Veolia MPPE technology, Inpex Ichthys LNG - Australia

    Inpex Ichthys Project, Browse Basin, 220 km of Western Australia 8.9 million tons LNG/year; 1.6 million tons LPG/year; 100.000 barrels Condensate/day. Central Processing Facility on Semi-Submersible Platform separates Condensate and Gas. Gas is sent by pipeline to Darwin. Condensate is stored on FPSO. The MPPE unit is located on the FPSO. ...

  • Techniques for Soot in Oil Analysis

    Since no engine is 100% efficient, products other than carbon dioxide and water will be formed during combustion. One such product produced from incomplete combustion is soot. Soot is a mass of mainly carbon particles that are typically spherical in shape. As soot levels rise, the soot particles begin to clump together and ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Guide for Measuring Fuel Dilution in Lubricating Oil

    Fuel dilution in oil can cause serious engine damage. High levels of fuel (>2%) in a lubricant can result in decreased viscosity, oil degradation, loss of dispersancy, and loss of oxidation stability. Fuel dilution is one of the most important lubricant failure modes in internal combustion engines. It usually occurs due to ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Measuring Oil Chemistry: Nitration, Oxidation, and Sulfation

    An in-service lubricant encounters air, heat, pressure, corrosive agents, and other factors that cause chemical changes in the oil. A change in oil chemistry can affect the ability of the lubricant to do its job (for example if crucial additives have been depleted). Over time, these chemical reactions can result in build-up of ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Using Spectroscopy for Used Oil Analysis

    Evaluating the wear condition of equipment is a primary requirement of condition monitoring programs. Oil wetted equipment will generate wear particles throughout its lifetime, the nature and rate of the wear varies from initial ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • E-guide for Measuring TAN and TBN in Oil

    Monitoring TAN and TBN is an important test for measuring lubricant condition. There are several methods available ranging from expensive laboratory methods to quick field tests. In a laboratory setting, methods are chosen based on the highest accuracy and repeatability that can be achieved with a decent throughput. Out in the field, it is most important to get a trustworthy result quickly enough ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • E-Guide Measuring Oil Viscosity

    The most important physical property of a lubricating oil is viscosity. Viscosity determines the load carrying ability of the oil as well as how easily it circulates. The correct balance between high viscosity for load carrying and low viscosity for ease of circulation must be considered for any lubricant and its application. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Eliminate Degassing When Measuring Viscosity of Compressor Oils

    Compressor oils can create unique challenges when trying to measure viscosity. Dissolved gases from refrigerants, in particular, tend to bubble out when these oils are measured using traditional viscometers. This can create errors in the measurement, typically causing readings to be much lower than they should be. One way to get around this problem is to allow the oil ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Case Study - Walmart uses UL The Wercs to analyze products and drive sustainability

    Founded in 1962, Walmart has become one of the largest providers of general merchandise and groceries in the world. With fiscal sales over $400 billion annually, Walmart employs over 2 million employees in 28 countries. One of Walmart’s goals as a company is to sell products that sustain people and the environment. Walmart sells a diverse line of chemical products, ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • Case study - Veolia MPPE Technology - Shell Ormen Lange - Norway

    Shell Ormen Lange Natural Gas Project Nyhamna Norway World’s most challenging gas field development project Makes Norway world’s largest exporter of natural gas Largest industrial project ever carried out in Norway 100 kilometer from the northwest coast of Norway January 2008 on stream ...

  • Case study - Veolia MPPE Technology - Shell Prelude FLNG - Australia

    Shell Prelude FLNG Project Browse Basin World's first Floating Liquefied Natural Gas plant (FLNG) The largest floating structure ever built Expected to produce 3.6 mtpa of LNG, 1.3 mtpa of condensate and 0.4 mpta ofLPG for export Challenge Removal of dispersed and dissolved toxic content ...

  • Analysis of the impact of the industrial fat, oil and grease (FOG) on a municipal wastewater treatment plant by means Respirometry and microscopic Bioindication

    The main impact that the industrial fat, oil and grease (FOG) could make in a municipal wastewater treatment plant is mainly coming from its slowly biodegradable COD (sbCOD) The wastewater entering in a municipal WWTP tends to include a percentage of slowly biodegradable COD in the range of 35 to 65% of the total COD; but when this percentage surpasses the habitual range, normally it is due to ...


    By SURCIS, S.L.

  • Case study - TPH Oil & Grease applications

    These case studies illustrate the performance generated from customers who have used Sitelab’s UVF-3100 analyzer for testing total petroleum hydrocarbons in the C10 to C50 range. Sitelab’s TPH-Oil calibration kit is designed to correlate well to laboratory “Oil and Grease” test methods. This includes EPA Methods 1664 and 9071B by Gravimetric, EPA Method 418.1 by Infrared ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

  • Case study - Oklahoma crude oil forensic analysis

    An oil company used Sitelab’s laboratory to perform oil forensic analysis testing crude oils from different well sites to determine the percentage of oil content from two formations. The wells tap into these zones at different depths, thousands of feet below the ground. Knowing what type of oil being pumped is important. All six oil samples had similar GRO content, but the PAH content in ...


    By Sitelab Corporation

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